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JRM Vol.20 No.2 pp. 228-233
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2008.p0228
(2008)

Development Report:

Verification of a Weeding Robot “AIGAMO-ROBOT” for Paddy Fields

Teruaki Mitsui*, Takahiro Kobayashi**, Toshiki Kagiya***,
Akio Inaba*, and Shinya Ooba****

*Gifu Prefectural Research Institute for Information Technology, 1-21, TECHNO PLAZA, Kakamigahara, Gifu 509-0109, Japan

**Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), 3-95 Ryoke-cho, Ogaki-city, Gifu 503-0014, Japan

***Gifu Prefectural Research Institute for Agricultural Technology in Hilly and Mountainous Areas, 2-6-56 Koreshige, Hida, Gifu 509-4244, Japan

****Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Gifu university, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 500-1193, Japan

Received:
September 28, 2007
Accepted:
December 17, 2007
Published:
April 20, 2008
Keywords:
robot, agriculture, weeding, paddy field, crawler
Abstract

Increased public interest in food safety and clean agriculture (e.g., ecological agriculture, organic culture and agrochemical-free cultivation) is driving a production system change from dependence on and use of agrochemicals toward their elimination. However, this raises a huge time- and labor-consuming problem with weeds. The weeding robot “AIGAMO-ROBOT” we propose decreases weeds in paddy fields without resorting to herbicides.

Cite this article as:
Teruaki Mitsui, Takahiro Kobayashi, Toshiki Kagiya,
Akio Inaba, and Shinya Ooba, “Verification of a Weeding Robot “AIGAMO-ROBOT” for Paddy Fields,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.20, No.2, pp. 228-233, 2008.
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References
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